The Weekend Cocktail: In Memoriam—A Toast And Tribute To Jim Sahin, Cafe Aldente Chef/Owner

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week, the heart of Studio City became heavy with the passing of Jim Sahin,  who owned and operated Café Aldente since 1988. I got the privilege of meeting Jim over 10 years ago when he started dating one of my … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Happy Daddy Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Not another tie? Want to make your dad super happy this Fathers Day? How about getting out your cocktail shaker and making this cocktail that is sure to get the party going? After he is done manning the grill dear old dad will be … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Pride Party Punch

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend marks some special events celebrating gay pride! West Hollywood has a festival all weekend and one of the largest and most inclusive parades in Los Angeles, the LA PRIDE Parade which steps off at 11:00 a.m. on … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate San Francisco With The Golden Gate 75

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last weekend marked the anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. My beloved Noni pushed my father in a stroller on opening day 75 years ago! As one of the tallest, longest and most photographed bridges in the … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Memorial Day Banana Split

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Memorial Day marks the first official BBQ of the 2012 summer! It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Julia Ward Howe Mother’s Day Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY “We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.” -Julia Ward Howe, Mother’s Day, 1819 What would be an awesome accompaniment to the Mother’s … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Cinco De Mayo Low-Cal Latin Lover

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**Meet, Eat and Drink Book Launch with Gwen Kenneally: Join Huqua Press to celebrate My Daily Find's resident chef  and her "Sweet and Savory" Cookbook. Gwen will be there serving up some of her tasty food and cocktail creations. Sunday, May 6 … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Give A Damn Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY What could be better than a great crafted artisan vodka company who partners with an organization that promotes social justice? And a top mixoligist creates an amazing martini.  It is a win/win! “The Give a Damn Campaign is … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Introducing a Luxury Spirit with Kappa Pisco

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend is supposed to be a scorcher in Southern California so I went searching for something refreshing to drink.  The Marnier Lapostolle family, producers of Grand Marnier,  have introduced Kappa Pisco from the Elqui … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Dine on Italian Cuisine Paired With Jazz and Cocktails Tonight at Cafe Aldente

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Dine and listen to jazz at Al Dente in Studio City on Fridays.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY What would a couple of attorneys do to chill out after a long day in court? They would get together at their favorite casual eatery and play a few sets, of course!  And they are doing just that—The Bill Hochberg and Bob … [Read more...]